‘LA Light’ is an arrestingly beautiful short film shot and produced by Colin Rich that readily captures the electric brilliance of Los Angeles at night. The film itself is composed of thousands of time-lapse photographs shot across a six-month period that have been colour-corrected and shaped together to form a narrative tale of the scale and perspective of the city and its monuments.
The wide-angle vistas make the city appear to be almost tranquil at night, but the more intimate shots of buildings, streets and intersections make you re-evaluate those opinions as you feel the relentless buzz of activity. The Cinematic Orchestra’s ‘To Build A Home’ provides the perfect musical accompaniment to do justice to these lovingly created visuals. As Rich himself notes:
Shooting time lapses is a labor of love and a study in patience.
I couldn’t have put it better myself.